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Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:58:33 -0500
Hi Charlie,

My main reason for going to Ubuntu was to give me a backup for internet access.  So far, it seems to work well for that purpose.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 3/13/2018 3:47 PM, Charles Geilfuss wrote:
I have on old Dell laptop from the early days of XP. After a few years of
use it got all wonky but had come with installation disks. I did a complete
re-install of the OS and was amazed how fast the machine became. It never
goes on the internet but is good for word processing, etc.

Charlie

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 4:14 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi Ken,

I was surprised how quickly my old Pentium IV boots up with Ubuntu.  But,
without my son's knowledge of computer systems, I would never have
attempted the swap from Win XP to Ubuntu.  I haven't done much from the
command line since DOS.  He has the old Dell all polished up and working
great, with Firefox and Thunderbird at my fingertips.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA


On 3/13/2018 2:42 PM, Ken Norton wrote:

To compare: my poor old dell precision 1500MHz celeron is dual boot
WinXP and  FreeBSD unix (I retain the XP partition just for doing
database conversions for one particularly shortsighted manufacturer's
pre-2000 offix software product).  Starting it under XP needs a 30
minute window added for just it's startup/shutdown process anjd it's a
pig to use.  It's up and operational (and is very usable even by today's
multi-processor system standards) in FreeBSD in under a minute.

I just repurposed a Toshiba Satellite laptop from Windows 8.1 to Kali
Linux. The speed/performance/thrash difference is staggering. As bad
as XP is (and it's pretty bad), nothing compares to the utter pig that
8.1 is.

AG

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